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Idaho Activates Crisis Protocol And Says Some COVID-19 Patients May Be Placed In Conference Rooms Because There Are So Few Hospital Beds

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The situation in Idaho has gotten out of control. The hospitals are in crisis protocol in North Idaho.

Idaho has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation and not many people wear masks or social distance.


From the article:

Some patients sick with COVID-19 in Idaho may be placed in conference rooms if hospital beds are not available, according to a crisis protocol the state's Department of Health and Welfare activated Tuesday to combat a surge in hospitalizations.The Crisis Standards of Care, activated in North Idaho, comes as the state faces a staffing shortage and lack of available hospital beds. The protocol is a guideline for healthcare providers to follow when deciding how to deliver the best treatment possible, given a disaster or public health emergency. "Crisis standards of care is a last resort. It means we have exhausted our resources to the point that our healthcare systems are unable to provide the treatment and care we expect," DHW Director Dave Jeppesen said in a statement. "This is a decision I was fervently hoping to avoid. The best tools we have to turn this around is for more people to get vaccinated and to wear masks indoors and in outdoor crowded public places. Please choose to get vaccinated as soon as possible - it is your very best protection against being hospitalized from COVID-19." The state said that when crisis standards are activated, people who need medical attention may have treatment different from what they expect. At hospitals with a shortage in beds, the state said, patients may find themselves in repurposed places like conference rooms or without necessary treatment equipment.
 

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The state said that when crisis standards are activated, people who need medical attention may have treatment different from what they expect.
Having worked in this environment for 20+ years as an MRI and X-Ray tech, I can decode that sentence, easily. Medicine is practiced by the "book" of policies and procedures. There is also a "standard of care" that exists for every conceivable medical ailment. In any treatment course that leads to unexpected or poor patient outcomes, that standard of care is like an algorithm that must be followed in every detail or legal liability can be incurred. Litigation has caused this kind of rigidity in the system and this "crisis standard" is the safety valve that removes some of the legal jeopardies should physicians or other allied health practitioners, be forced to deviate from the manual in any way.

It doesn't mean people are dumped onto beds and forgotten. I've noticed that these hair-on-fire pieces of reporting never go deep enough into the "crisis" to clarify the result of the crisis - as in, are MORE people dying.
 

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The situation in Idaho has gotten out of control. The hospitals are in crisis protocol in North Idaho.

Idaho has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation and not many people wear masks or social distance.


From the article:

Some patients sick with COVID-19 in Idaho may be placed in conference rooms if hospital beds are not available, according to a crisis protocol the state's Department of Health and Welfare activated Tuesday to combat a surge in hospitalizations.The Crisis Standards of Care, activated in North Idaho, comes as the state faces a staffing shortage and lack of available hospital beds. The protocol is a guideline for healthcare providers to follow when deciding how to deliver the best treatment possible, given a disaster or public health emergency. "Crisis standards of care is a last resort. It means we have exhausted our resources to the point that our healthcare systems are unable to provide the treatment and care we expect," DHW Director Dave Jeppesen said in a statement. "This is a decision I was fervently hoping to avoid. The best tools we have to turn this around is for more people to get vaccinated and to wear masks indoors and in outdoor crowded public places. Please choose to get vaccinated as soon as possible - it is your very best protection against being hospitalized from COVID-19." The state said that when crisis standards are activated, people who need medical attention may have treatment different from what they expect. At hospitals with a shortage in beds, the state said, patients may find themselves in repurposed places like conference rooms or without necessary treatment equipment.
The headline I read was even worse:
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I don't know if it got worse or not. Your story says it is 13 hours old mine was about 11. Yours didn't use the scary [Ration] word.
 

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Well, I am a fucking idiot. I watched that state's governor's video and told my cousin (who lives there) "He look reasonable". Holy F**in S*** for brains. When are these jack asses going to realize they need to activate actual hospital capacity to handle the extra sick people? Gesh, the hospitals have been at or near capacity for the last DECADE, but oh no, "we'll put the profits in our pockets instead of building out for the extra 30% population we've accumulated in the last 10 years.

Hope they hang that fucker. Listen folks, this is not "pandemic" related: it's sheer stupid people in government, or should I say THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE HOSPITAL (not necessarily the government, but often so). Clearly, the problem is with their inadequate health care system, as the rates are a mirror of the nationwide rates, shown in these graphs below.

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The situation in Idaho has gotten out of control. The hospitals are in crisis protocol in North Idaho.

Idaho has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation and not many people wear masks or social distance.


From the article:

Some patients sick with COVID-19 in Idaho may be placed in conference rooms if hospital beds are not available, according to a crisis protocol the state's Department of Health and Welfare activated Tuesday to combat a surge in hospitalizations.The Crisis Standards of Care, activated in North Idaho, comes as the state faces a staffing shortage and lack of available hospital beds. The protocol is a guideline for healthcare providers to follow when deciding how to deliver the best treatment possible, given a disaster or public health emergency. "Crisis standards of care is a last resort. It means we have exhausted our resources to the point that our healthcare systems are unable to provide the treatment and care we expect," DHW Director Dave Jeppesen said in a statement. "This is a decision I was fervently hoping to avoid. The best tools we have to turn this around is for more people to get vaccinated and to wear masks indoors and in outdoor crowded public places. Please choose to get vaccinated as soon as possible - it is your very best protection against being hospitalized from COVID-19." The state said that when crisis standards are activated, people who need medical attention may have treatment different from what they expect. At hospitals with a shortage in beds, the state said, patients may find themselves in repurposed places like conference rooms or without necessary treatment equipment.
You are a perfect little soldier for the panic porn masters, aren't you?
 

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The situation in Idaho has gotten out of control. The hospitals are in crisis protocol in North Idaho.

Idaho has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation and not many people wear masks or social distance.


From the article:

Some patients sick with COVID-19 in Idaho may be placed in conference rooms if hospital beds are not available, according to a crisis protocol the state's Department of Health and Welfare activated Tuesday to combat a surge in hospitalizations.The Crisis Standards of Care, activated in North Idaho, comes as the state faces a staffing shortage and lack of available hospital beds. The protocol is a guideline for healthcare providers to follow when deciding how to deliver the best treatment possible, given a disaster or public health emergency. "Crisis standards of care is a last resort. It means we have exhausted our resources to the point that our healthcare systems are unable to provide the treatment and care we expect," DHW Director Dave Jeppesen said in a statement. "This is a decision I was fervently hoping to avoid. The best tools we have to turn this around is for more people to get vaccinated and to wear masks indoors and in outdoor crowded public places. Please choose to get vaccinated as soon as possible - it is your very best protection against being hospitalized from COVID-19." The state said that when crisis standards are activated, people who need medical attention may have treatment different from what they expect. At hospitals with a shortage in beds, the state said, patients may find themselves in repurposed places like conference rooms or without necessary treatment equipment.
I guess Hawaii has, too.

These sociopaths don't care.

Also...

 

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Covid in the headlines is here to stay. Winter is approaching with people indoors. Not a good forecast.
 

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Having worked in this environment for 20+ years as an MRI and X-Ray tech, I can decode that sentence, easily. Medicine is practiced by the "book" of policies and procedures. There is also a "standard of care" that exists for every conceivable medical ailment. In any treatment course that leads to unexpected or poor patient outcomes, that standard of care is like an algorithm that must be followed in every detail or legal liability can be incurred. Litigation has caused this kind of rigidity in the system and this "crisis standard" is the safety valve that removes some of the legal jeopardies should physicians or other allied health practitioners, be forced to deviate from the manual in any way.

It doesn't mean people are dumped onto beds and forgotten. I've noticed that these hair-on-fire pieces of reporting never go deep enough into the "crisis" to clarify the result of the crisis - as in, are MORE people dying.
I am so lucky to have the experience of having worked in the medical field back in the seventies, when doctors still actually practiced medicine. It was a wonderful time of my life and a thing of pride. I once hoped I'd live long enough to see this country come back to its senses and allow the practice of medicine again. What we're seeing is the devolution of "medicine" into genocide.
 

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I really don't see that being in conference rooms somehow equates to less care any more than putting patients in hallways during treatment while waiting for rooms to open up in the ER was before COVID. It depends on what level of support they need and if they are getting it. If someone primarily needs supplemental O2, that can be done anywhere O2 can be had. In some ways it could lead to better treatment since being shut up alone in a room in a crowded hospital might cause nobody not to come around at a time when you really need assistance. In a room with other patients, you are going to have more people in and out who can eyeball you to see if you are in crisis or something.
 
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Well, I am a fucking idiot. I watched that state's governor's video and told my cousin (who lives there) "He look reasonable". Holy F**in S*** for brains. When are these jack asses going to realize they need to activate actual hospital capacity to handle the extra sick people? Gesh, the hospitals have been at or near capacity for the last DECADE, but oh no, "we'll put the profits in our pockets instead of building out for the extra 30% population we've accumulated in the last 10 years.

Hope they hang that fucker. Listen folks, this is not "pandemic" related: it's sheer stupid people in government, or should I say THE PEOPLE RUNNING THE HOSPITAL (not necessarily the government, but often so). Clearly, the problem is with their inadequate health care system, as the rates are a mirror of the nationwide rates, shown in these graphs below.

View attachment 536453


Idaho is a very red state. I would be shocked if any hospital in that state was not private owned with the exception of any military hospital or health facility.

This is what happens when private entities own way too much of our nation.

They put their own greed first before what's best for the business and community.

All brought to you by the Republican Party.
 

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What's hilarious is how easy it was to get you all to believe that you need a medical procedure about which you know nothing, and to successfully feed you enough bullshit pseudo-science to convince you that you actually do know something about this procedure.
 

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The headline I read was even worse:
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I don't know if it got worse or not. Your story says it is 13 hours old mine was about 11. Yours didn't use the scary [Ration] word.
"Which is why they are so frustrated about the situation in North Idaho. Earlier this week, state public health officials activated crisis standards of care for at least 10 hospitals across ten Northern Idaho counties because of an unprecedented surge of hospitalizations due to COVID-19.

This means health care facilities are overwhelmed and are now rationing care for everyone, regardless of their diagnosis."

This is what the covid deniers don't understand or, more correctly to my way of thinking, don't care about. The gentleman in the story quoted above has a father than needs back surgery. It isn't being done because of Covid census.

 

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I am so lucky to have the experience of having worked in the medical field back in the seventies, when doctors still actually practiced medicine. It was a wonderful time of my life and a thing of pride. I once hoped I'd live long enough to see this country come back to its senses and allow the practice of medicine again. What we're seeing is the devolution of "medicine" into genocide.
Chinese communists aren’t complaining.
 

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The situation in Idaho has gotten out of control. The hospitals are in crisis protocol in North Idaho.

Idaho has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation and not many people wear masks or social distance.


From the article:

Some patients sick with COVID-19 in Idaho may be placed in conference rooms if hospital beds are not available, according to a crisis protocol the state's Department of Health and Welfare activated Tuesday to combat a surge in hospitalizations.The Crisis Standards of Care, activated in North Idaho, comes as the state faces a staffing shortage and lack of available hospital beds. The protocol is a guideline for healthcare providers to follow when deciding how to deliver the best treatment possible, given a disaster or public health emergency. "Crisis standards of care is a last resort. It means we have exhausted our resources to the point that our healthcare systems are unable to provide the treatment and care we expect," DHW Director Dave Jeppesen said in a statement. "This is a decision I was fervently hoping to avoid. The best tools we have to turn this around is for more people to get vaccinated and to wear masks indoors and in outdoor crowded public places. Please choose to get vaccinated as soon as possible - it is your very best protection against being hospitalized from COVID-19." The state said that when crisis standards are activated, people who need medical attention may have treatment different from what they expect. At hospitals with a shortage in beds, the state said, patients may find themselves in repurposed places like conference rooms or without necessary treatment equipment.
87.3% of Idahoans aged 65+ are fully vaccinated.

Idaho is by far not the lowest state for vaccinations.

Predominantly Black states like Georgia or Mississippi are much lower.

I wonder how many of those Fauci Virus patients in the hospital are full Vaxxed?

Bet that information will NEVER be availabe.

This is just more Panic Porn Fake News from our favorite resident Marxist LIAR !!!!!
 

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